Dengue cases up by over 90% in Bacolod


The number of dengue fever cases in Bacolod City has increased by over 90 percent from last year, the Bacolod City Health Office (CHO) said.

The city has recorded a total of 1,127 dengue-related cases between January 1 and August 10.

Most of the city’s cases have been reported in Barangay Estefania with 131; Barangay Tangub (85), and Barangay Villamonte (76). (

CHO said the city also reported a total of six deaths as a result of dengue fever.

In response to this rising number of cases, the Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod approved a P17.8 million appropriations ordinance to fund the CHO’s anti-dengue campaign.

The said budget will be taken from the 2019 Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office quick response fund.